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User Reviews for Pamelor to treat Depression

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4.7/10 Average Rating
10 ratings from 10 user reviews

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Reviews for Pamelor

Nedrub · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 30, 2020

“I was 13 years when I started taking pamelor. My doctor and mother decided to put me on this medicine. I had a very bad experience with these pills. Whenever I had an episode They would up the dose, I started at 1-25mg tablet Every morning, within the year I was taking 5-25mg Tablet a day. Because of this I missed out on a lot of things. I was wondering around so much that I was getting lost, didn't know who I was, or where I was going, where I was supposed to be. I was just blah. Stuck in my thoughts and I hated every minute of it. But it was not my choice. I have nerve problem to this day, sometimes I get to shaking so bad that I drop anything in my hands, it's very hard to eat soup or drink coffee when I spill it all over myself. When I turned 18 it then was my choice, and I stopped taking them all together. A lot of my childhood was missed because of the pills, but on the flip side of it I didn't get beat for having an episode as much as I did when I wasn't taking them.”

2 / 10
Violet5401 · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 18, 2020

“I had been taking Trintellix for a couple years with success until eventually my anxiety/depression started to creep back. My doctor added 75 mg of nortriptyline every day and I swear I felt major relief in just 3 days. I have been on the Trintellix/Pamelor combo now for over a year. No side effects, and the Pamelor is cheap. As an added bonus, I have chronic hip pain due to bursitis and the pain has almost completely gone away. I am so thankful for this medicine, it has truly helped me.”

10 / 10
joshuab1984 · Taken for less than 1 month February 24, 2019

“Gave me bad indigestion and nightmares !!!”

2 / 10
Suzy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 4, 2018

“25 years ago. I took Pamelor for post partum depression. It worked for the depression but had to stop taking because my stools became hard as rocks & were difficult to pass. I have had irritable bowel syndrome since as a result. I also gained about 40 pounds & no matter how much I diet or exercise, I cannot lose the weight.”

2 / 10
Kay · Taken for less than 1 month July 5, 2018

“After taking pamelor for one week I had to stop. I had horrible nightmares that stopped after I stopped that medicine. I still shake thinking about the nightmares”

1 / 10
lildude · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 30, 2018

“Pamelor takes solid 2 month to start working. The best medication ever. Less than 1 dollar for pack of 100 tablets of 25mg where I live.”

10 / 10
theskysnotabove · Taken for less than 1 month January 8, 2017

“I was tried on this for major depression. After 2 weeks on 50mg per night, I couldn't handle it any more. I ended up going to the ER because my heart was racing. I was at 125/130 beats per min. I'd only been getting a few hours of sleep each night in those 2 weeks, and experienced the heart racing, brain short circuits, insomnia, anxiety, severe constipation, extreme thirst, and an overall feeling of disconnect from aliveness. As a teenager, I took Doxepin and Elavil too, and they were slightly better, but not much. These TCAs should be a last resort like Thorazine and Lithium. Seroquel is much better. Good luck to my fellow sufferers!”

1 / 10
Silvershadow · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 16, 2016

“Nortriplene isn't a very good medication for chronic headaches. My neurologist put me on 25mg 2 tabs at's suppose to make you sleeply,however it's quit the opposite, it keeps you awake and makes you very irritable.and you still have a headache,and causes weight gain. medication,especially”

3 / 10
DDDBBB · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 21, 2015

“I was switched from amitriptyline to nortriptyline and noticed an immediate improvement the following morning. I'm sold.”

8 / 10
RLZ September 13, 2014

“My neurologist prescribed Nortriptyline for Neuropathy. It did not help much for that condition.However, at the time I was suffering from severe depression due to having to place my husband in a nursing home. The medication did wonders for me and I have been a daily user since that time.”

8 / 10